Skip to main content

View Diary: House GOP dithers as debt ceiling reached, emergency measures imposed (61 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I disagree - I think they know full well what (5+ / 0-)

    will happen and they are counting on it. They want power far more than they want the United States to be prosperous and healthy - this is clear from their litany of anti-American actions designed to hurt the country that allow them to both enrich their corporate cronies and blame Obama. By defaulting on the debt and destroying the economy further, they likely think they can reverse the recovery, blame Obama, and ensure a Republican victory next Fall.

    They are fully capable of doing this given their long-view of power uber alles and their sociopathic lack of conscience.

    There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why...
    I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? ~ Robert Kennedy

    by Reality Bites Back on Mon May 16, 2011 at 10:39:03 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  This is really the lay of the land (0+ / 0-)

      However the Repub base may be interpreting Repub leadership behavior, the people at the top really do know where this (kill Medicare, kill U.S. creditworthiness, etc.) is going. The obvious conclusion is they are more than willing to accept national damage in order to gain control.

      •  It doesn't matter what (0+ / 0-)

        repub leadership thinks or wants. The only question you have to ask is, What do the banks want?

        Default would be costly.

        How far to the right do the Dems have to move before you stop calling them Dems?

        by Diebold Hacker on Mon May 16, 2011 at 12:44:31 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Don't forget that the Republican base is HIGHLY (0+ / 0-)

        authoritarian - and so they do what their leaders want no matter the consequences. In fact, if their leaders are doing things that they know to be wrong, illogical, contradictory, unreasonable, against all evidence, and harmful, loudly supporting those leaders is a way for them to yield to power and more fully satisfy their authoritarian urges.

        The only way to deal with these people is to find ways to turn them against themselves by understanding the core issues used by their leaders to manipulate them and then finding ways to pit them against each other so it becomes an internal battle of self destruction.

        There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why...
        I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? ~ Robert Kennedy

        by Reality Bites Back on Mon May 16, 2011 at 01:31:39 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  They will become heirs to the kingdom of shit... (0+ / 0-)

      they've created and expect to insulated from it by the friends they've enriched. Boy will they be surprised when the rich abandoned them for nicer places to trash. Big money honors no alliances.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site